Smithsonian African American Film Festival Unveils Inaugural Film Slate

The Smithsonian African American Film Festival, presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the film slate for its inaugural event, taking place Oct. 24-27 in Washington, D.C. Of the over 80 total films that will be screened, 15 are part of the film festival’s competition. The films that are not a part of the competition have been curated, invited or come from the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts’ (CAAMA) collection, many of which have been preserved and restored by the Museum. Each of the films selected connect to the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions: Power of Place, Making A Way Out of No Way and Cultural Expressions.

“These selected films are more than just great entertainment;…

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